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Franklin Canyon Park

If you are looking for a quiet hideaway in the center of the city’s hustle and bustle, Franklin Canyon Park is the place to go. For an indoor party, meeting, or wedding, we offer an Auditorium opening to a courtyard with a beautiful view. If it’s an outdoor “back-to-nature” site you’re seeking we offer numerous outdoor facilities including lakeside picnic areas, open amphitheaters, and large lawns with towering oaks.

The Doheny Ranch and Amphitheater is a quiet, secluded picnic site among oak and sycamore trees in lower Franklin Canyon. There is a very large open grass area, a paved parking lot, and restrooms. The bench-style seating of the amphitheater is located under a shady tree. There are six picnic tables. This site is perfect for company picnics, weddings, reunions and other large parties.

The Upper Picnic Area is located by the upper gravel parking lot. It has a distinctive stone and bronze sculpture located at one end. There are two picnic benches located here; the maximum capacity of the lawn area is 100 people.

Heavenly Pond is a small duck pond located to the west of the Franklin Canyon Lake. Visitors can observe the very active bird life on the water. It is a quiet area with three picnic benches.

The Franklin Canyon Lake Picnic Area is located to the east of the Franklin Canyon Lake and is reached by trail. There are two picnic benches located in this area; the maximum capacity is fifty people.

Then newly renovated Eugene and Michael Rosenfeld Auditorium featuring hardwood floors, ambient lighting, and glass patio doors opens onto a courtyard with views of the mountains. Chairs and banquet tables are available as part of any rental.

The Sam Goldman Amphitheater has bleacher-style seating on unpaved ground. The performance area is also unpaved, measuring 25′ x 30′, and covered by a shade structure.

Click here to download the current Guidelines and Fees document for hosting weddings and other private or special events.

Click here to download a Picnic Table Reservation Form.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact the Franklin Canyon Park Event Coordinator or email franklinevents@mrca.ca.gov directly.